Surry County
Mount Airy
o: 336-401-8201 f: airport: (336) 789-5153


The Mount Airy/Surry County Airport provides significant economic impact to the community:

  • The Airport had the second highest amount of economic impact in the state among general aviation airports in 2021, totaling $739,300,000.
  • Tenants of the Airport have the benefit of paying only Surry County tax, no city taxes, which is somewhat rare compared to other airports.
  • Approximately 2,515 jobs were supported by the Airport in 2021.
  • Thanks to the Airport, personal income reached $183,060,000 in 2021.
  • The Airport generated $38,966,000 in state and local taxes in 2021.

These numbers were generated from the latest analysis of the economic impacts of North Carolina’s public airports, conducted by North Carolina State University’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education.

2021 Economic Impact Numbers/2023 NC State of Aviation